Technology Mathematics 1

10

ENG1021M

2015/6

Semester 1

A

FHEQ Level 4

Standard module

Engineering

Engineering: Mathematics and Computing (not in use)

Prof AS Wood

Mr T Sutcliffe and Dr A Byrne

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This competency based module develops a comprehensive/robust set of numeracy & algebraic skills fundamental to the majority of quantitative work in EDT BSc courses, including paper-based numeracy, basic/advanced use of calculators for efficient computation, use & application of graph drawing facilities, and algebraic skills up to solving small linear systems.

Module material is blocked to assist self-paced learning. Principles, theory and practical calculation skills are developed in formal lectures, and practiced in tutorials & calculator-based classes with continual reflection and oral feedback. Written classroom tests at the end of each block (to facilitate formative written feedback) will assess both the application of practical skills to the knowledge base of the module and the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Study Hours: | ||||||

Lectures: | 24.00 | Directed Study: | 52.00 | |||

Seminars/Tutorials: | 24.00 | Other: | 0.00 | |||

Laboratory/Practical: | 0.00 | Formal Exams: | 0.00 | Total: 100.00 |

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

make appropriate choices of when to use arithmetic or algebraic calculation and complete the manipulation successfully;

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

have competency and confidence in paper/calculator-based arithmetic; will be able to use, calculate and present simple functions, manipulate algebraic expressions, and solve algebraic equations;

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

appreciate data management, presentation, and interpretation, scientific method, systematic problem solving.

001. | Assessment Type | Duration | Percentage |

Classroom test | 100% | ||

Description | |||

4 classroom tests scoring at least 35% in each | |||

900. | Assessment Type | Duration | Percentage |

Examination - closed book | 2.00 | 100% | |

Description | |||

Supplementary exam |

` Block 2: Equations. Basic rules of algebra (BIDMAS). Expansion of brackets and their formation by factoring. Method of Factorisation. Manipulation of algebraic terms with indices. Rearranging equations.

` Block 3: Linear equations and solutions. 2 simultaneous linear equations (graphical and analytical solutions). Quadratic equations (graphical, factoring and formula solutions).

` Block 4: Plotting similar linear and similar quadratic functions. Introduction to angles and basic trigonometric functions. Periodicity. Plotting similar trigonometric functions. Finding unknown lengths and angles of triangles using appropriate formulas. Vector notation and use in problem solving.

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